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Cycle Wheel

Handle It Right Part 2: Evidence for a cycling claim

A cycling accident can be confusing and traumatic; these feelings can continue in the weeks and months afterwards. Jane Bedford, one of Leigh Day’s personal injury solicitors, explains how to gather evidence to assist in a successful compensation claim.

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Vaccine for COVID-19
Covid-19 Vaccine

The Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme is outdated and urgently needs reform

Sarah Moore highlights the need for a review of the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme (VDPS) following news that the AstraZeneca vaccine can cause rare blood clotting syndrome.

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Aeroplane Descending
Human rights International Carbon emissions Air pollution

KLM Judgment: The intensifying scrutiny of corporate greenwashing across Europe

Anthony Hayward, Joe Snape and Tom Short discuss the KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) judgment and the impact on other corporations greenwashing across Europe

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Gel Nails
Consumer law Competition law Competition and markets authority

Nail technicians given competition law warning as they navigate routes to fair pay

Niamh Kelly and Rosio Cafarelli discuss what small business owners and consumers can learn from National Nail Price Increase Day.

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Asbestos Pipes

International Workers’ Memorial Day

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Cycling Personal injury

Met Police collision investigation: the cornerstone for justice on our roads

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River Wye
International River Wye

Government’s plan to ‘protect’ the River Wye too little too late

Oliver Holland, Benji Gourgey and Emily Hay respond to the Defra plan to “protect the River Wye”.

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Cyclist In traffic

Handle It Right Part 1: what to do after a cycling accident

A cycling accident can cause shock and trauma, and you might not know what to do next. Jane Bedford, one of Leigh Day’s personal injury solicitors, explains what to do immediately after an accident.

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Anonymous Person Abuse
Human rights Abuse Settlement

Josephine Whitehouse and Amy Chater explain the value of personal injury trusts to survivors of abuse

Survivors of abuse may find themselves in receipt of money following a successful civil compensation claim or application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Setting up a personal injury trust to hold the funds can be a helpful way to manage the money.

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Young Black Supermarket Worker
Consumer Competition law

Supermarket sustainability agreements –NGOs are reassured the risks to consumers are low

Niamh Kelly discusses recent guidance issued by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on ‘sustainability agreements’, which must generate green benefits without hurting consumers.

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Blurred Child (1)
Human rights

‘Failure to remove’ claims and Article 3: SZR v Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council [2024] EWHC 598 (QB)

Anna Moore and Sam Jacobs of Doughty Street Chambers consider ‘failure to remove’ claims in light of a recent ruling about the application of Article 3, which prohibits inhumane and degrading treatment.

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Prep School Pupil
Abuse Human rights

Earl Spencer speaks out about devastating abuse that he and classmates experienced at boarding school

Head of Leigh Day’s abuse team, Alison Millar discusses Earl Spencer’s disclosure of abuse at boarding school in light of her legal work and repeats her call for new laws to make it a criminal offence for those involved in regulated activities to fail to report any reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused